In this post, we are going to provide you with a comprehensive list of keto-friendly foods you can eat on a keto diet. This list will include all foods starting from fats, dairy products, fruits, and vegetables. The lists are meant to act as a sort of easy primer in regards to keto-friendly foods in the order it becomes easier for you to pick out and identify which foods are good to go during meal times.
As we know, the standard ketogenic diet macronutrient requirements are as follows.
- 75% Fats
- 20% Protein
- 5% Carbohydrates
When we interpret this into a daily intake of 2,000 calories, then we are looking at 1,500 calories from carbs, 400 calories in protein, and the rest 100 calories from carbs. With every single gram of protein and carb yielding 4 calories, and each gram of fat produces 9 calories, the entire breakdown over is going to end up with a daily grand figure of roughly 166 g of fat, 100 grams of protein, and 25 grams of carbs. Just don’t forget, always try to hit your fat requirement, limit your carb intake, and consider the total amount of protein you’re receiving in your own body.
If your experience is anything like mine, then you will find that eating adequate fat appears to be a problem, at least in the initial stages. This is partly due to lots of the fat which you take in is within liquid forms. Think of olive and coconut oils, or the butter and lard when heated on the skillet, all of these are high-fat essentials in the keto diet however they can be easily overlooked because they will never be the mains in a meal.
I found that maintaining the count in my daily fat numbers helped in raising my fat consumption. On the times when you Discover the fat count being a bit low, 99% dark chocolate, as well as bulletproof coffee, can nudge those amounts up closer to where they are supposed to be. Obviously, there are lots of other high-fat foods that can do just fine also, so let us take a look at them!
List Of Keto-Friendly Foods
There are different types of foods that fall into this list. I have divided the foods into multiple categories for convenience. Every category has multiple food options. Click on the below links for a list of all possible food options for a keto kitchen.